Performance

Raquel Santiago performs in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lives, also nationally and internationally.

Dubbed by the press as “the New Isadora Duncan of the Environment”, because most of projects often have a message of consciousness and transformation.

She also offers prayerformance for weddings, conferences, festivals and other events. She dances solo or with other artists.

Contact her for more information.

Actually Raquel is currently working on the following projects:

Dancing for an Ocean Free of Plastic Pollution

Dancing for an Ocean Free of Plastics is a performance dance that raises awareness around plastic pollution and its terrible effects on our bodies and oceans.

This performance goes side by side the environmental activist Manuel Maqueda, founder of El Plástico Mata and Kumu, co-founder of Plastic Pollution Coalition, and a founding member of Midway Film led by Chris Jordan, in his talks about plastic pollution around the world.

Deep Hush

Deep Hush is an immersive performance piece weaving together dance, music and marine bioacoustics, and a social benefit organization creating and producing transformative, immersive art experiences that create heart-mind-body awareness around noise pollution and its devastating effects on whales, dolphins and other marine life.
The cello of Michael Fitzpatrick mingles with the sounds of marine mammals in an immersive setting. These haunting soundscapes interact with underwater recordings of sound pollution, mixed by ocean bioacoustician and musician Michael Stocker. The dance of Raquel Santiago brings these elements together, allowing the audience to experience the effects of ocean noise on their own physical, emotional, and energetic bodies.

Inviting Silence Amidst Chaos

Inviting Silence amidst Chaos is an Alchemy Spinning™ dance performance series from different cities around the world. Raquel uses the power of Alchemy Spinning to create a space of silence and presence in the midst of chaos of the cities.

These videos were filmed in Barcelona, Seattle and San Francisco.

 

Barcelona

Seattle

San Francisco

Past Works

Dancing for an Ocean Free of Plastic

Improvisation Alchemy Spinning performance

2012-ongoing

  • San Francisco Green Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • Boom Festival, Portugal
  • Symbiosis Festival, CA
  • Elisava College of Design, Barcelona
  • Dive Travel Show, Madrid, Spain
  • Alborania Museum and Aquarium, Málaga, Spain
  • L’Estació Magoria, Barcelona, Spain

Alchemy Spinning

Whirling dance performance

2011-ongoing

  • Summer Gathering, Hollyhock, Canada
  • The Harvest of Peace Celebration for Shambhala, Barcelona
  • InteliCiència Col.lectiva, Collective Intelligence Conference, Barcelona
  • III Catalonia Euro-Arab Meeting, Barcelona
  • Microcultura Performance series, Barcelona
  • Georgina & Keavin Peacey’s wedding at Cortes Island, Canada
  • Velcrow & Nova’s wedding at Ruby Lake Resort, Sunshine Coast, Canada
  • Kumu’s conference, Madrid
  • Yoga Tree, Berkeley, CA
  • Studio 8, Berkeley, CA

Zero 1

Tech, contemporary dance and Alchemy Spinning performance

2014 San Jose, CA

Collaborations: Danceroom Spectroscopy and  Kinetech Arts with Daiane Lopes da Silva

Numi Tea

Contemporary dance and Alchemy Spinning performance

2014 at Numi Tea Corporate Headquarters, Oakland, CA

Midway film fundraising

Contemporary dance and Alchemy Spinning performance

2013 Goldman Theater of The David Brower Center, Berkeley, CA

TEDxKidsCibeles

Alchemy Spinning whirling dance performance

2012 Madrid, Spain

Organized by Thinkids project

El Extraño Efecto

Theater dance performance

2012 Barcelona, Spain

Proyecto Experimental Company. Direction: Mauro Barahona

Amshar

World music and contemporary Middle Eastern dance performance

2012 Terrassa, Spain

Music: Robert Santa María, Song: Marta Segura, Dance: Núria Martínez & Raquel Santiago

Metamorfosis

Alchemy Spinning whirling dance performance

2011-12 Barcelona, Spain

Información Colapsada

Theater dance performance

2011 Barcelona, Spain

Proyecto Experimental Company. Direction: Mauro Barahona

Espirales

Alchemy Spinning whirling dance performance

2011 Barcelona, Spain
II Alternative Therapies Conference
Chernobyl disaster 25th anniversary

Music: Odracir Lavid, Cristián Stocker, and Silvia Hernández. Dance: Raquel Santiago

Biodiversity-UNESCO

Ethnic and contemporary music and dance performance for UNESCO

2010 at L’Auditori Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Music: Odracir Lavid, LLuis Molas, Cristián Stocker and Alex. Dance: Un Par de Pies Cia

Kumbayah for Africa

Ethnic and contemporary music and dance performance

2010 Barcelona, Spain

Music: Odracir Lavid, Lluis Molas, Cristián Stocker and Diego Benal. Dance: Raquel Santiago

Sentir

Contemporary Middle Eastern dance performance

2008-2009, Spain

Shen Company. Direction: Maria Villacampa

Utopic Land II

Ethnic and contemporary music and dance performance

2008 Barcelona, Spain

Music: Odracir Lavid, Tahirou, Dom F.Scab and Ninuh. Dance: Raquel Santiago and Virginia Joëlle

Oriental Circus

Contemporary belly dance performance

2008 Barcelona, Spain

Dancers: Virginia Joëlle, Odette and Raquel Santiago

Utopic Lands I

Ethnic and contemporary music and dance performance

2007 Barcelona, Spain

Music: Odracir Lavid. Dance: Virginia Joëlle and Raquel Santiago